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GoSee loves… Achim Lippoth 'Geschichten über das Kindsein/Storytelling' - children photography beyond all clishés between melancholy and enormous energy. Exhibition & monograph

Not just cute: children in a world of their own

Photographer Achim Lippoth (*1968 in Ilshofen) discovered his subject – childhood – while studying art. Geschichten über das Kindsein/Storytelling presents a comprehensive view of Lippoth’s practice. The sensitivity of his photographs make it possible to understand the world of children, and their naturalness is touching, taking viewers back to their own childhood experiences. With great respect for their emotions, their frankness, and their dreams, Lippoth shifts the focus to his young protagonists. Here, adults take on the roles of extras, at most. Lippoth’s visual vocabulary does not include staging his photographs, nevertheless, the children’s poses anticipate their eventual arrival into the world of adulthood. Far from reinforcing clichéd roles or being patronizing, Lippoth’s photographs, through their careful use of light and captivating close-ups, tell stories of feeling carefree in childhood as well as the stories of the families and of belonging.

Achim Lippoth Geschichten über das Kindsein/Storytelling: Exhibition: 19 March – 11 June, 2017, Bayer Erholungshaus, Leverkusen, and as a book published by Hatje Cantz: German, English, 208 pp., 130 ills., hardcover, 2.00 x 27.50 cm, ISBN 978-3-7757-4273-3

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15.03.2017 // show complete article

GoSee loves... Attila Szüc's 'Specters and Experiments' - surrealistic scenarios and melancholic dream sequences in oil

Hatje Cantz presents with Attila Szüc's 'Specters and Experiments' the extensive oeuvre of the Hungarian master of the uncanny (*1967 in Miskolc). Szűcs, who is among Hungary's most important contemporary painters, works with old newspaper clippings, postcards, photographs, and film stills, adding new meaning to these traces of the collective memory in his works.

Besides issues concerning the culture of remembrance and memory research, the tendencies of East and Central European painting and the artist’s early experiences with totalitarianism have influenced his art. The incursion of the uncanny into the familiar manifests in the large oil paintings: ghostly, absent protagonists; peculiar furniture; and everyday objects stand isolated in deserted spaces, melancholic in their lack of relationship to anything else. The masterful use of light and shadow, in combination with unexpectedly harsh colors, reinforces the surrealistic impression of these scenes. Dream and memory dissolve into each other, creating a fascinating state of suspension in Szűcs' s visual universe.

Exhibition: Ludwig Museum Budapest, December 2016

Attila Szücs – Specters and Experiments
Published by Sándor Hornyik, text(s) by Jane Neal, Sándor Hornyik, design by Anna Lorincz, 24.20 x 26.70 cm, 978-3-7757-4219-1, € 40.00, English, 2016. 176 pages, 132 ills.

18.01.2017 // show complete article

FRED HERZOG 'REALITY IN COLOR' – the pioneer of color photography uses modern colors to tell stories from the streets in the 50s to the 80s. An illustrated book with previously unreleased photo material at Hatje Cantz

Hatje Cantz presents a new FRED HERZOG monograph with more than 230 photos, the majority of which have never before been reproduced, and the hitherto most comprehensive publication on the oeuvre of this significant photographer, who emigrated from Germany to Canada.

Fred Herzog (*1930) is known for his unusual use of color in the fifties and sixties, a time when art photography was almost exclusively associated with black and white imagery. The Canadian photographer worked almost exclusively with Kodachrome slide film for over 50 years, and only in the past decade has technology allowed him to make archival pigment prints that match the exceptional color and intensity of the Kodachrome slide. In this respect, his photographs can be seen as a pre-figuration of the New Color photographers of the seventies

“I imagined how I might have to show people fifty or a hundred years later what the city used to look like,” the photographer tells us.

FRED HERZOG - MODERN COLOR
Texts by David Campany, Hans-Michael Koetzle,  Jeff Wall
2016. Approx. 320 pp., approx. 230 ills. , 27,00 x 27,30 cm
ISBN 978-3-7757-4181-1, 35.00 EUR
11.01.2017 // show complete article